Chico Moonshiners Wiki/Bio: Married, Wife Sandra, Kids, Net Worth, Age.

Chico is known as the cast of  Moonshiners, American docu-drama TV series on Discovery channel. You may be familiar with his quick wit and comical nature from the show; I bet you do not know his actual name. Chico is his nickname; his birth name is  Matthew Louis Tungate.

Starting from 2013 he featured as the cast of the show and continues to be part of it in 2018. Although Chico earns an impressive salary from the show, a lot is made of his net worth. For your information, he worked a delivery job before he was handed opportunity in moonshining business by Tim Smith.

Chico Moonshiners
Matthew “Chico” Tungate from Moonshiners

If we shade light in his personal life, Chico is a married man and father of two children a daughter and a son. His wife Sandra also involved in the show. Know everything about Matthew “Chico” Tungate including details on his wife, family, kids, age and net worth below.

Chico Moonshiners Wiki/Bio, Age

Chico was born as Matthew Louis Tungate in Gravel Switch, Kentucky on 6th January 1985. As of now, he is 33 years of age. Chico is familiar with horses for many years as he grew up training and riding them which also justifies his liking for Horse Trail Ride. When not brewing and slinging shine, Chico raises and races traditional Kentucky Trotter Horses.

Chico Moonshiners Wife and Kids

Chico is married to Cassondra Thompson, she is known as Sandra for her part in Moonshiners. Like her husband, Cassondra feature in the show helping him in brewing and slinging shine. Besides engaging together in business the couple share an impressive chemistry at home. The two are blissfully married, so far there is not a single rumor of the pair having any turbulence in the relationship.

Chico Moonshiners wife Cassondra Thompson
Matthew “Chico” Tungate  and his wife Cassondra Thompson

However, fans are concerned about the matching of the pair, while Cassondra is beautiful Chico does not fall into the similar category, especially with his unordered teeth. Yet here two are living a blissful life. One thing we can say is that the appearance does not define marriage it’s the love that counts.

Chico Moonshiners wife Cassondra Thompson 1

Though Cassondra looks much younger than her husband, this does not tell about her age. She is seven months older than Chico; she was born on May 30, 1984. Up to now, we know Cassondra has a brother named Tim Thompson and her family own a restaurant in Kentucky, Lebanon.

Chico and his wife are parents of two children a daughter, and a son. Their eldest daughter Alena is eight years old ( Born September 2009). Cassondra calls her son by name called Waylon.  Chico has not shared much about his family life, on rare occasions, he has taken to Facebook expressing the importance of wife and kids in his life. He regards his family high.

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Cassondra with her daughter Alena and son Waylon

Chico Moonshiners Trouble with the Law

Since the age of seventeen, he has been quite a trouble. However, he tried to keep that all in past after he began working with Tim Smith, owner of Moonshiners. Tim liked his light-hearted personality and comedian characteristic which resulted in hiring him. Tim makes legal moonshine in real life surprisingly discovery quote the casts as an outlaw and illegal moonshiners. Also, there is no evidence found by authorities of unlawful brewing in the Appalachian mountains from the discovery casts.

Chico was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs in Knott County in October of 2014. According to Police officer involved in the scene, he drove the vehicle into the crowd. Chico was cleared of charge in Knott County court hearing in May of 2015 after the case ran seven months. He was ordered to pay fine and court cost.

Moonshining is trouble on its own unless you are a licensed from authorities. According to discovery, we all know Chico is practicing the 200-year-old tradition of making moonshine under the nose of authorities. After all, we can say Chico is trouble.

Chico Moonshiners Net Worth

He earns his net worth mainly from discovery TV series “Moonshiners.” Also, the income from brewing and selling of alcohol is added to the net worth. Chico from Moonshiners has an estimated net worth of $200,000.


Chico Moonshiners Facts

Name: Matthew Louis Tungate
Nick Name Chico
Place of Birth Gravel Switch, Kentucky, United States
Age 33
Birthdate January 06, 1985
Occupation TV actor, Moonshiner
Net worth $200,000
Spouse/Partner Cassondra Thompson (A.K.A Sandra)
Children 2, Alena, Waylon
Chico Moonshiners social media pages Facebook, Twitter


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